tv KPIX 5 News Early Edition CBS February 26, 2015 5:00am-6:01am PST
take a look at this beautiful shot of the ferry building. of course, on the embarcadero. beautiful shot with the palm trees there. >> yeah. a little haze there, a little bit of fog, ground fog or something there. >> looks nice. always love making that drive along the embarcadero. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> especially at our hours because there's nobody there but you have to beat the signals just right. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. let's get you outside take a look at that ferry building among other things. goo am. >> that's photojournalist gregg welk out there this morning. i don't know if our director can give us that shot one more time. this is one thing we learned when we were recording on "where's roberta?" that north clock, see that one that's facing us right now? actually runs two minutes ahead of the original clock which is on the other side. >> why? >> because everybody in the north bay wants to be ahead of time. >> oh, very good. >> i don't know. it's just the way it operates. [ laughter ] >> that's a little inside clue a little inside tip that they gave us weather we were shooting "where's roberta?"
it is 5:00. good morning, everybody. taking a look outside. we have temperatures a little hint of fog in petaluma and napa at 39 degrees. otherwise 49 in oakland. 53 in san francisco. clouds in the bay area today. it will become partly cloudy but spring-like 60s and low 70s. rain, we'll talk about that next time around. >> thank you, roberta. and out the door, things are moving like clockwork here through antioch. unfortunately, that means that the delays are picking up. so usually the commute begins right around this time. 19 miles per hour between hillcrest and "a" street. it still looks okay if you are traveling in pittsburg-bay point. now that we're at 5:00 all the overnight roadwork should be cleared on the bay bridge. just some delays building. you can see them in the far left cash lanes over at the toll plaza. along the peninsula, everything is moving fine near sfo. weighed so many roadwork -- we had some overnight roadwork in burlingame that's wrapping up.
a driver facing charges including murder in connection with a crash that killed a san jose foot vendor. kpix 5's kiet do joins us live from san jose to explain it. >> reporter: good morning. that fruit stand vendor was a beloved fixture here in the community in east san jose as this growing roadside memorial shows but this massive candle and flowers may also be a symbol of justice. that's because prosecutors have decided to charge the driver with what's known as a watson murder. the d.a.'s office says marco cha hone is accused of killing someone while intoxicated with conscious malice aforethought. the accused knows what he is doing, dangerous to human life and doesn't care and does it anyway. he was convicted of dui in june. investigators say chajon had eight beers before the wheel and police say he jumped the sidewalk and struck the fruit vendor gragg dragging him 30 feet and caused several more feet and fled on foot.
police say he was on a driving rampage. >> he was driving erratically. first vehicle he hit was probably 500 yards from the second scene so all indication is that he was potentially fleeing from the first accident when he had the second accident. >> reporter: francisco hernandez juarez later died at the hospital. he leaves behind a wife who was also injured in the crash and three children. a "go fund me" page entitled east san jose fruit stand vendor fund has raised more than $7,000. meanwhile, the driver chajon is due back in court on march 16. if convicted he could face life in prison. live in east san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. people in the sacramento area held a vigil for a baby boy found dead. they gathered last night to remember justice rees who was just 20 days old. he and his 223-year-old mother disappeared on monday from their woodland home. police found her yesterday and she told them where to find her son at a spot near the
sacramento river. investigators are now trying to determine how the baby died. two new york city men are behind bars after they allegedly tried to travel to syria to join isis. a 19-year-old suspect arrested yesterday when he tried get on a flight to istanbul. around the same time a 24-year- old was arrested in brooklyn. police say two had a backup plan to carry out an attack on u.s. soil. third suspect accused of being the money man in the operation now under arrest in florida. three men are under arrest for holding a young woman captive in santa rosa for as long as two months. one of those men is suspected of raping her repeatedly. anne makovec is in our newsroom with more on the arrest that happened yesterday afternoon. >> reporter: these men are arrested when they went to the sheriff's office voluntarily to pick up some of their property that was taken during a raid last week. this morning the alleged mastermind of this kidnapping is sitting in the sonoma county jail. detectives say a 22-year-old woman was held against her will and repeatedly sexually
assaulted behind the walls of this compound on stony point road. officers now think she had been there for at least two months before she escaped through an open door last week. the man who lives here jose merales is accused of orchestrating the crime and committing most of the sexual assaults. detectives say he had two accomplices who guarded this woman making sure she stayed put. their names, jaime gomez cisneros of watsonville and guillermo avino. bail for the original suspect the is set for all suspects. they are due in court tomorrow afternoon. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. a big scare at an albany middle school yesterday. five students rushed to the hospital after they took some pills that made them sick. they are all 12- and 13-year- old girls. officials with the albany unified school district are not saying publicly what the pills
were. but they did notify the students' parents as well as the police. the girls all taken to oakland children's hospital. all are expected to be okay. happening today, some want more control over the internet others don't. either way the federal communications commission will consider new rules for cyberspace. it's called net neutrality. today the fcc will vote on a new set of rules. if the passed, internet providers will not be able to block or slow down apps, websites or online services. the fcc is keeping the vote confidential and the outcome will not be known for months. congress trying to meet a deadline to fund the department of homeland security. the senate has passed a bill that doesn't include a provision to block president obama's executive actions on immigration reform but strong republican opposition to those executive orders makes passage of a clean bill in the house uncertain. 30,000 homeland security employees would be furloughed at midnight friday night if they don't figure something out. meanwhile doctors medical
center in san pablo is selling off real estate in order to keep its doors open. the west contra costa healthcare district voted to approve the terms of the agreement. it includes selling two medical office buildings and a condo for over $7 million. it will give the board enough time to decide what to do next. it's possible they still could close their doors. while the plastic bag ban may be an inconvenience for some shoppers, it seems to be pretty good for the environment. in palo alto, the city council passed the ordinance banning plastic backs in 2008. a mandatory clean-up of a creek in 2012 found 115 bags. in 2014, a clean-up found only 23 bags. that's an 85% reduction. this is according to a report done by the city of. 5:07. a new law aims for stricter standards on laundry pods. why state lawmakers want to regulate how that's package coming up. >> plus a new study is focusing on how much sleep you get. why a full night's rest is bad
for your health. >> we have light scattered showers back in the forecast. we have snow in tahoe. the tahoe snow report coming up. >> if you are a marin county commuter everything is great on 101 and it moves well across the golden gate bridge. let's check the rest of bay area roads after the break. but first, we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. ask a question or share a gripe by emailing email@example.com. or tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air.
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good morning, time check for you on this thursday. 5:11. check this out! this is the white house in washington, d.c. yeah, it is white because we have one to two inches of snow falling there over the next hour and a half. meanwhile, transfer that and head due east on over to this. it's the ferry building along the embarcadero where currently we have an air temperature of 52 degrees. that's 20 degrees warmer than washington, d.c. right now. expecting a partly sunny high today of 68 degrees. a los angeles area lawmaker
wants launched a fda investigation with a bacteria outbreak. nine people were infected with cre after undergoing procedures at ronald reagan ucla medical center. two of them died. the bacteria were linked to intestinal scopes considered difficult to clean and disinfect. >> i want to know what did the agency know, what are they doing about it, and what are they going to do to prevent future occurrences? >> congressman liu said there were reports of such problems almost 30 years ago. he wonders why the fda did not issue any safety warnings until last week. the mock trial team at tamalpais high school has 20 years of winning streak and they are moving to the state championships. they will compete with more than 40 teams so they are busy practicing their courtroom skills. tamalpais is this week's firstname.lastname@example.org. >> this was probably an inside job, is that true? >> reporter: it's a courtroom inside a classroom at tamalpais
high school with prosecutors. >> verdict of guilty. >> reporter: defense attorneys. >> you did not tell her that you were creating this copy. >> reporter: jury, clerk, bailiff and, of course, the defendant. >> is that a yes? >> well, yes, i had to go inside the home. >> reporter: the school's mock trial team is busy practicing for the upcoming state championship in riverside. this year's case involves the theft of a valuable painting. the students learn everything that goes into a trial, coached by attorneys to expect the unexpected. >> all rise. >> mock trial is verbal bloodsport. every trial is a new trial. every word you say is a new word that you might not have used in your last case. and it's really -- it's a very, um, kind of open environment where you can really show your knowledge and who you are. >> reporter: it's a realtime commitment for the team. they are practicing four nights a week sometimes on the
weekends to get ready for the 40 other teams they will be facing. >> this is a chance for kids to really pick up some real world skills see what real people are doing out in the world and get some ideas about how they want to fit into society. >> reporter: some of the students want to be attorneys eventually but the law isn't what mock trials only about. >> we are getting the law experience. we are getting public speaking skills, improvisation. so all these skills are applicable to other parts of our lives. >> amazing kids. the team set up a "go fund me" site to fund the costs for the teams to go on the national competitions. it's in riverside march 20 to 22. a lot of kids ends up going. on this team there are about 25. >> you can find a link to donate at kpix.com. click on the "links and numbers." some budding attorneys there. you saw it perhaps. >> yes, i think so. >> they sound great. what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at email@example.com. we may come and feature your school on the show.
i'm on deck so give me a call. and we're head on out to your school. >> we need some ideas. tonight the bart board of directors will take up changes in new train cars to improve access for people in wheelchairs. the proposed adjustments would move wheelchair zones from the end doors to the middle doors. a pole in the middle area would be removed to allow for more space. this comes after a discussion with advocates for the disabled. well, keeping on the bart mode who are the trains running, how are the highways? here's liz with more. >> we'll tell you everything. we'll show you the bart commute in just a minute. first to the roads we'll show you one of our slowest commutes and we'll go flying over it. we'll go over the altamont pass. westbound 580 the heaviest is no surprise, 205 right around mountain house to north flynn. and then it completely clears out. i want to show you able to way through the dublin area, dublin grade, really on to the castro valley y. everything is moving fine. so the latest drive time is, ta-
da! still in the green. 16 minutes you can see those yellow sensors popping up. even though it hasn't affected the drive time yet, you will hit some pockets of slowing as you make your way through the altamont. here's a live look at highway 4. very busy this morning. got busy earlier and you can see it really bottlenecking between hillcrest and "a" street 31 miles per hour. once you get past all that once you get past antioch, though, everything is fine in pittsburg- bay point. bay bridge toll plaza you know, we had a line -- several cars deep, maybe a good dozen cars deep right there in one of the cash lanes. not the case any longer. so this is kind of the pre-metering lights pattern. no roadwork it's been cleared so this is a great time to head into san francisco. if you are crossing the san mateo bridge anytime soon, you shouldn't hit much of a snag. this is westbound 92 looking great out of hayward. eastbound 92 the roadwork is still scheduled between foster city and hayward until 6:00. i think there was a cop car there off to the right-hand shoulder for a while. anyway, it is counter-commute
so no delays really in either direction. and yes, bart everything is on time. they got all their trains good to go systemwide. that's your also "kcbs traffic." let's get an update on your forecast. here's roberta. very spring-like conditions will continue again today. good morning, everybody. as we take a look at our live weather camera looking out towards the port of oakland we have a little bit of haze and officially partly cloudy just due east of the bay bridge. but in san francisco, we currently have clear skies, 53 degrees. it's in the low 40s in santa rosa where visibility is down to a quarter of a mile due to fog. here's the scene looking out toward levi's stadium. also mineta international airport. we could see it clearly there this morning. although we do have some areas of patchy fog. again, today, temperatures soaring into the low 70s very spring-like very similar to what we experienced yesterday afternoon. and looking ahead we have some scattered light rain showers in the offing for friday and on saturday. here's the deal. we do have an area of low pressure it is to the north of the bay area. it is a very dry cold front. and as it breaks down the ridge
of high pressure, we could see some scattered light showers as early as tomorrow. but meanwhile, as it passes through the bay area, it's going to fall apart. so less than .25" of rain expected in most locations. let's track futurecast and see the clouds rolling into the bay area. i think it's a little slow. i'm forecasting the clouds. but here you are tomorrow morning with the widely scattered light rain shower. primarily just enough to wet the roads. and then as we advance towards the evening commute it will be mostly cloudy. best charges of rain on saturday. if you are heading to the greater lake tahoe area, it is currently 21. cold enough to make this snow. we have snow in the forecast friday through sunday. alpine meadows:
good chance of snow on sunday and wednesday. today partly sunny to partly cloudy conditions temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. we are averaging highs a good 10 degrees above average. meanwhile, as you take a look at the extended forecast, numbers come down on friday due to the increasing cloud cover and that threat of much-needed rain. i was going to say threat of rain. it's not a threat. it's welcomed. and then again widely scattered showers on saturday less than .25" expected but we'll take whatever we can get especially the snow in tahoe. >> thank you. >> at least we are not in the south. deep south in a deep freeze but no matter. people in alabama having fun making snow motorcycle men there. that's cool. more than 8" fell yesterday and well into last night. he is sculpting there. more than 24,000 homes are without power. many school districts had to cancel classes. they are not used to this stuff. temperatures today expected to be in the mid-30s and 40s.
>> very creative there. well, contrary to what we might think there is such a thing as too much sleep. researchers at the university of cambridge found too much sleep can increase the risk of a stroke. people who slept more than 8 hours a night were 46% more likely to suffer a stroke. that's compared to people who slept 6 to 8 hours a night. researchers admit that more study is needed to determine the link. >> we're so healthy now, just fine. what about three hours sleep? 5:20. a high-tech solution could be on the way found standing food labels. how your smartphone could help tell you exactly what you're eating coming up. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, cal bears a must-win game last night to get into the ncaa dance. it's a long shot, trust me. and we head down to spring training. vern glenn on the oakland a's
good morning, everyone. the a's full squad reported to spring training yesterday an as vern glenn reports, there are only three players in camp born during the carter administration. >> reporter: welcome to mesa, arizona, with your once again in the case of the a's, youth is served. now, here's a look at barry zito. trying to make a comeback at
age 36. as for the rest of the players, the a's are so young, they're [ indiscernible ] leaders have been in the league less than 5.5 years. >> i have been here three years. probably one of the longest tenures of guys in the clubhouse. >> i'll be that guy but i have always been more of a leader on the field than i have in the clubhouse. that's just not my thing. at 28 you're not supposed to be a leader in the clubhouse. you're supposed to still be learning from guys. that what i intend to do. >> reporter: manager bob melvin has been here since 2011. he told us this morning, coco crisp is the only player left when he took over. in mesa, arizona, vern glenn, kpix 5. cal has to face the music. they likely will not be playing in the ncaa tournament. one-handed dunk, he had 22. three off his career high. cal had the lead in the second but the ducks turned it over in
their favor with a 9-0 run. elgin cook dunk. bears lose 80-69. marquis 34567up in the nba tonight. steph curry versus lebron james. warriors versus the cavs. we'll have it all tonight on the late show. have a great day, everybody. we are going to keep the nba theme with the play of the day. kings and grizzlies. three-quarter shot. and it's off the backboard. it's halftime. and that baby is good. look at that. the launch, the shot, boom. kings went on to beat memphis play of the day, 102-90. 5:25. that massive data hack on anthem may be worse than originally thought. who the company says might also be at risk. >> three men are arrested in a twisted kidnapping case. a woman held captive for months. coming up we hear from a neighbor who had no
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. a partial shutdown is looming if congress fails to pass a new homeland security budget. the impact it could have on government employees. >> and some new details now on that deadly superbug outbreak. why the fda is accused of dropping the ball. >> we have had an outbreak of springtime fever right here in the bay area. but rain is in the forecast. we'll tell you exactly when. >> we have a good commute shaping up but we are starting to see the congestion building over at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll also get a check of mass transit all coming up. >> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, february 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone.
i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:30 now. three men are behind bars up in the north bay accused of kidnapping and raping a young woman and her captivity in santa rosa may have started as far back as december. kpix 5's anne makovec is in our newsroom with details on how the arrests went down yesterday. >> reporter: these men were arrested when they went to the sheriff's office voluntarily to pick up some of their property that was taken during a raid last week. and this morning, the alleged mastermind of this kidnapping is sitting in the sonoma county jail. detectives say 22-year-old woman was held against her will and repeatedly sexually assaulted behind the walls of this compound on stony point road. officers think she had been there for at least two months before she escaped through an open door last week. now, a man who lived here jose angel morales is accused of orchestrating the crime and committing most of the sexual assaults. we spoke with one of his neighbors as a search warrant was executed last week. >> the s.w.a.t.
team or the s.w.a.t. vehicle came out and cars kept going in. >> they raided that house right over there. >> right. >> reporter: what goes through your mind that a woman was held captive? >> well, that surprises me. that's scary. >> reporter: detectives say the moon lived here had two accomplices who guarded the woman making sure the stayed put. their names jaime gomez theirs and guillermo avina from santa rosa. bail set for all three. the sheriff's office says more charges could be filed against all three as the investigation continues. they are due in court tomorrow afternoon. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. big scare at an albany middle school five students rushed to the hospital yesterday after taking pills that made them sick in class. they are all 12- and 13-year- old girls. officials with the albany unified school district are not saying publicly what the girls took. but they notified the students' parents and police. the girls were taken to the
oakland children's hospital all expected to be okay. let's take a live look out now at rocky mount, north carolina. take a look at all that snow and you can see on the branches there, some ice. they are in a deep freeze in the south. schools are canceled, people without power. but wow, look at that. >> some buds on those trees, too. they are like wait a minute. we're going to bloom and now you're icing us up? what's going on here? >> our trees are blooming way too early. our cherry blossoms have you been bloom in mid-march and they are already blossoming. this is serious cold back east. this is record cold dating back to the 1800s. we have spring-like conditions in the bay area. cameraman gregg welk at the helm at the embarcadero. good morning. temperatures in the 40s and 50s with clear skies except santa rosa with visibility down it a half mile due to some areas of patchy fog. it is currently partly cloudy in oakland due to this right
here. this is all associated with an area of low pressure way up north out of the gulf of alaska. this is the cloud cover moving into the bay area. increasing clouds becoming partly cloudy. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. 71 campbell today. 68 san rafael. rain when he should expect it straight ahead. liz? >> reporter: out the door if you have to take bart everything is fine now. we have been check the latest bart alerts and really haven't been any so that's a good sign. everything is systemwide no delay around the peninsula or out to parts of the east bay. different story at the bay bridge. you will get caught in a little bit of a backup especially if you don't have your fastrak pass at this time of the morning, 5:33, this is what it looks like. the delays are building to that first overcrossing to the end of the parking lot but only in the cash lanes. the fastrak lanes are fine. and i just checked the sensors.
it looks good from end to end across the span itself. westbound 580, unfortunately our yellow line of sensors is growing. now it extends into the livermore valley. the drive time jumps to 21 minutes. that's "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. five suspects have been arrested now after a two-state search for jewel thieves ended in a high-speed chase and crash. [ k-9 barks ] >> it happened early yesterday morning in martinez. a police dog helped officers there find a woman and two men that were hiding in a culvert. two others arrested a short time later. they are suspected of robbing a jewelry store in denver, colorado, on tuesday. a driver faces a murder charge after a crash that killed an east san jose food vendor. kpix 5's keit do joins us live to explain a unique law. >> reporter: the driver accused of causing this pain and suffering here in east san jose could spend the rest of his
life behind bars. the driver faces a charge known as a watson murder. the d.a.'s office says marco chajon is accused of killing someone while intoxicated with, quote, conscious malice aforethought. in other words, the accused knows what he is doing is dangerous to human life but doesn't care and does it anyway. chajon was convicted of a dui back in june. but investigators say chajon had eight beers before getting behind the wheel last weekend. police say chajon jumped the sidewalk, struck the fruit vendor and dragged him 30 feet. he then went on to cause several more crashes and tried to flee on foot. neighbors and witnesses are shaking their heads. >> kind of sad somebody who decides to drink and drive ruins their life. it's not fair. >> reporter: francisco juarez died at the hospital. he leaves behind a wife who was also injured in the crash and three children. a "go fund me" page entitled east san jose fruit vendor fund has raise more than $7,000. meanwhile, the driver, chajon, is due back in court on march 16. if convicted of those charges,
he faces life in prison. life in east san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. two men are under arrest in new york for plotting to travel to syria to join isis and as don champion tells us, authorities say if they couldn't get to syria they wanted to attack americans. >> reporter: instead of making their way to syria to be with isis militants, two new york city men are behind bars afternoon authorities say they thwarted plans the men had to join the terror group and wage jihad. a third man is charged with helping them. one of them, 19-year-old akhror saidakhmetov was arrested wednesday morning when he tried to board a plane headed to istanbul. >> a second individual had a later friday scheduled he was arrested in brooklyn. a third individual who we believe helped to organize and finance the trip with the other two individuals was arrested in jacksonville, florida. >> reporter: akhror saidakhmetov and 24-year-old
abdurasul hasanovich juraboev appeared together in federal court wednesday. according to charging documents, firefighter they did not reach syria, the backup plan was an attack on american soil. one suspect even threatened to shoot president obama. >> the presumption of innocence is still the law of the land in america and we have every intention of fighting the case vigorously. >> reporter: it's estimated more than 150 americans have traveled or tried to travel overseas to join isis. one of president obama's advisers on the group says law enforcement has to continue being vigilant. >> i think we have the possibility of keeping it from becoming something that could look like a 9/11. >> reporter: there are now investigations into homegrown violent extremists in all 50 states. don champion, cbs news, new york. >> investigators say the suspects first came to their attention last summer when they expressed some support for isis online. they are now charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. congress is trying to meet a deadline to fund the
department of homeland security. senate has passed a bill that doesn't include a provision to block president obama's executive actions on immigration. but strong republican opposition to those executive orders makes passage of a clean bill in the house uncertain. 30,000 homeland security employees would be furloughed at midnight on friday night. this is america saves week a chance for people to asis their savings status. -- to assess their savings status. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger joins us to tell us how americans have been doing and offer some tips going forward. okay, jill. 5 1/2 years after the recession ended, what is state of savings here in america? >> reporter: i would say slowly improving. right now savings rates stands at 4.9%. it is down from the recession high. but certainly 4.9% is a huge improvement from the less than 2% rate that we saw back in
2005. according to the organizer of america saves, those who said they are spending less than their income and saving the difference edged up to 71% in the past year. those who were saving at least 5% of their income increased to 52%. so we want those numbers higher but that's good progress. >> it is good progress. what's the best way to develop a savings plan, jill? >> reporter: i always hate the word budget so let's replace it with find the money. it sounds so much more positive. you're going to track your spending for three months. there are a lot of apps to help with you this. mint, level money, save cash. even if you just save receipts and write down your expenses, that works. here's the most important thing. identify a monthly dollar amount to direct towards either paying down consumer debt like credit cards or auto loans, or to put into savings. >> it's amazing how much you pitter away for coffee. say you go to starbucks every day, five bucks here and five bucks there all adds up. any other tips? >> reporter: once you get that
monthly amount, we want to put your savings on autopilot meaning you want to instructor bank to automatically pull money for your checking into your savings every month. if you already have done your job and have your emergency reserve fund all set and you're saving for retirement. think about this. a lot of plans have an automatic feature that increases your contribution level every year. you know what? just increasing contributions by 1% a year can add up to significant savings. there's lots more tips at americasavesweek.org. >> all right, jill schlesinger thank you. >> thank you, jill. happening later today, the fcc will vote on a new set every net neutrality rules. if it's passed, internet providers will not be able to block or slow down apps, websites or online services. the fcc is keeping the vote confidential and the outcome won't be known for months. today a bay area congresswoman will introduce a bill to make liquid detergent
package more child-resistant. the representativ jackie speier says they are dangerous because they deliver chemicals in packages that look like candy. it would direct the consumer product safety commission to issue rules for safer packaging within 18 months. smartphones may come in handy for reading food labels. if you are curious about what you're eating, if it's genetically modified, well, the agricultural secretary says maybe your smartphone can tell you. secretary tom vilsack says, special bar codes and symbols could enable consumers to get the information they need via their phone. the fda handles food packaging and may consider the idea. 5:41. there's a new video to legal arizona pot in california. why the message might hashed to understand. >> and it's a thursday. take a live look at your commute. we are on highway 880 outside of oakland right now. things are moving along just fine. we'll check in with liz
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in-stock composite decking at lowe's. good morning. it's our live weather camera looking towards the bay bridge. we are currently 52 degrees in san francisco going up to a high of 68 degrees. in charlotte, north carolina it's snowing. it's 33 degrees there going up to a high of 42. we have more. harsh winter weather continues to pelt other parts of the nation, too. blizzard conditions in maine with a 40-car pile-up on 95 injured a dozen people. it's the coldest february on record in many parts of the northeast. a southern california lawmaker wants a probe into the fda regarding a bacterial infection outbreak. nine patients were infected
with the drug-resistant bacteria cre. after undergoing procedures at ronald reagan ucla medical center. two of them died. the bacteria were linked to intestinal scopes considered difficult to clean and disinfect. congressman ted lieu says there were reports of such problems over 30 years ago. he wonders why the fda did not issue any safety warnings until last week. it's a boost to plans for that third lane in a bike path on the richmond/san rafael bridge. marin county supervisors approved a letter of support for an assembly bill that would fastrak the project. the letter though makes no mention of the estimated $74 million price tag. the hope is the design and environmental review work could be done simultaneously to help speed up the process. all right. well, let's get a traffic report with elizabeth. >> all right. >> speaking of congestion and all things traffic. yeah. we'll head over this way and we're not see anything delays like you saw in these pictures. so it's still early. this is a good thing about
going to work this early. at 5:45, we do have one incident to tell you about. southbound 280 at 101 trying to get out of san francisco. we actually are seeing some delay on the sensors. not a huge traffic jam but it was a caltrans truck that was hit by another car so we're not hearing about any major injuries. but again, it looks like at least one lane is blocked trying to get out of the city again southbound you are seeing those delays. so 101 might be your best bet if you are trying to choose between the two right now. metering lights were turned on. as soon as they activate the lights it doesn't take very long. the lights were turned on this morning at 5:40. so it looks like gone are the days when the average light turn-on time was about 5:45. now it's inching a little bit sooner. so just if you can plan your commute accordingly, right now everything is backing up to the overcosting. so it's not too bad yet. and a live look through the altamont pass,livermore valley. the heaviest delays i put up
that 29 miles per hour is right about to north flynn and then slow all the way out to the dublin interchange. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." i guess it's spring already. here's roberta. >> did you see the sunset last night? >> yes. i did! it was amazing. >> it was amazing. in fact, i snapped a photo. i was out for an evening run right about sunset and this is what it looked like. i want to share my photo with all of you and i hope you share your photos with me. you can tweet it to me. you can even send it to kpix.com. but it was glorious. we'll have another beautiful one again tonight. right now, we have partly cloudy skies in oakland. we have fog in santa rosa. we have clear skies in san francisco. 53 degrees. san jose is at 48. we're looking out towards the santa clara valley starting to see some activity around mineta international airport as people are waking up and heading out. today another spring-like day albeit a little bit cloudy later on tonight. we'll see some increasing clouds during the afternoon hours and refer to it as partly
cloudy skies. showers friday because of the dry cold front that's descending out of the gulf of alaska. as it clips northern california we can see society scattered showers tomorrow. more likely on saturday. and between the two days, about a .25" of rain in accumulation in the wettest locations in the bay area. it's futurecast. we're watching the hours tick on by. about this time tomorrow morning, we see we have some showers offshore and then it's a hit-and-miss scattered showers light rain shower throughout the friday. best chance of rain on saturday. it's 41 degrees right now at the state capital going up to 71. it's 51 in monterey bay going up to 66. it's in the 20s cold enough to make the snow in the greater lake tahoe area with light snow forecast from friday through sunday. sun-up this morning is at 6:46. loving the later time the sun is setting. 6:00 straight up tonight.
today's temperatures in the 60s and 70s. oakland 10 degrees above normal at 72 degrees. the potential of a widely scattered light rain shower friday and saturday. then again on wednesday. but we're still keeping our fingers crossed for that miracle march right here in the bay area. >> yes. >> miracle! . >> yeah. >> that's what we need. >> i'll take anything at this particular time. >> we'll take three days if that's all we can get. >> dry skies for the napa valley marathon on sunday. >> good. a woman fed up the bitter new york cold talked her bosses into letter her work remotely in the bay area. kerry beckerman is an advertising sales planner. she says back home she recently woke up to find the glass of water beside her bed had frozen. >> i was getting a picture for my friend on her commute to work, sunshine, no jacket. i sent mine back to her and it was my parka all the way around my head with snow on it. >> she was tired of. it she is currently working in her company's office in san francisco. >> she might want to call her
5:52. rise and shine. take a look at last night's sunset right here in the bay area. we have a few more increasing clouds. i wanted to see your photos of the sent them to me on twitter. before you hit the road you may want to know about this. in fremont we have a new problem southbound 880 at thornton avenue. it is blocking one lane and we're already seeing delays so it's unusual for this time of the morning. we'll get a full check of the roads. "kcbs traffic" is all coming up. driver of that truck accused of triggering tuesday's metrolink train recollection in oxnard is scheduled to be arraigned today. he faces felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident. a lawyer for jose ramirez says his client tried repeatedly to get his vehicle off the tracks but federal investigators say it does not appear the truck was stuck at the time. 28 people were injured. 4 critically anthem says a recent cyber attack may have affected millions more people than previously thought. nearly 19 million more people may have had their information
compromised. these are people who have blue cross or blue shield insurance in parts of the country where they are not operated by anthem. anthem disclosed the breach early this month initially saying 80 people could have been exposed. the supreme court is taking a a case that could change religious rights in the workplace. it centers around a muslim woman who wore her traditional head scarf to an interview with abercrombie & fitch. now, the issue is whether abercrombie & fitch violated a federal law banning religious discrimination when it rejected a highly rated job applicant who wore a huh jib to her interview. a ruling is sparking debate in the effort to legalize marijuana in california. >> get that [ censored ] out of here. >> this is the first video that's popped up to get a measure on next year's ballot. no doubt it's for those who like to smoke pot. the question, is this the way to get things done from a
political standpoint? >> i think there's probably room for that if you want to get young people out. >> it speaks to everyone's worst fears about what's going on. potentially stoners blocking smoke in the face of california voters. >> california voted down a measure to legalize pot in 2010. since then four other states have approved it for recreational use. as of midnight recreational use of marijuana in legal in washington, d.c. it allows adults 21 and over to possess 2- ounce or less and grow 6 plants at a primary residence. d.c. voters overwhelmingly approved the marijuana initiative back in november. 5:55. in our next half-hour, plastic bag bans are in effect in the state of california but are they henning the environment? the results of a new report give us a much better idea. >> three men are arrested in a twisted kidnapping case. a woman held release a devastating avalanche of taste on your tongue.
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said he saw two males fighting in the driveway one on top of the other. >> a man is in custody in hercules after a fight that left another man dead. a 911 caller said they saw two men fighting in the driveway of a home yesterday. when officers arrived, they found a man's body if the garage. >> motion upon reconsideration is agreed to. >> congress has less than 48 hours to agree to fund the department of homeland security. the agency will partially shut down this weekend if a deal isn't reached. a bill is expected to pass the senate but the house remains a wild card. >> later on in the class she never came back. >> five students in an albany middle school were rushed to the hospital after taking pills that made them sick. all five girls are expected to recover from the unknown pills. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that
matter on kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >> good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> happy thursday, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. three men are in jail accused of holding a woman against her will in santa rosa for up to two months. anne makovec is in our newsroom with new details on the unusual circumstances leading to yesterday's arrest. anne. >> reporter: these men were arrested when they went voluntarily to the sheriff's office to pick up some of their property that was taken during a raid last week. this morning, the alleged mastermind of this kidnapping is sitting in the sonoma county jail. detectives say a 22-year-old woman was held against her will and repeatedly sexually assaulted behind the walls of this compound. it's on stony point road in santa rosa. officers think she had been there for about two months before escaping through an open door last week. a man